Travel & Accommodation


The village of Warburton is nestled within the Yarra Valley on the Upper Yarra River, and approximately a 1.5 hour drive from both the Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

The Visit Warburton site offers regional, interstate and international visitors an excellent introduction to the beautiful village of Warburton, with maps, transport and accommodation suggestions.

The Arts Center, Warburton, is the epicenter of The River Folk Festival, hosting The Mecca Theatre, and The Mechanics Hall venues, as well as BOX OFFICE and INFORMATION - as seen in the map below.



Public Transport

Warburton can be reached by public transport from the Melbourne CBD. Trains run regularly from the city to Lilydale Station, then simply catch the 683 Warburton bus (timetable here), in the direction of Warburton, from outside Lilydale Station.

Public Transport Victoria have a Journey Planner which can be useful in planning your transport to the festival.


The Festival can also be reached via bicycle from Lilydale Train Station. The Warburton Rail Trail offers a smooth, scenic 40km bicycle ride to the Festival. Information about the Warburton Rail Trail can be found on the Yarra Ranges Council website.

BIKE RACKS - Warburton hosts a large area of dedicated bicycle lock-up racks in the parks in the centre of the township.


The River Folk festival can be reached by road from Melbourne CBD or Melbourne Tullamarine Airport in approximately 1.5hrs along the Eastlink highway, Maroondah Highway and Warburton Highway.

PARKING - Warburton has very limited parking, and we encourage our patrons to make use of the excellent public transport options available to them to reach our beautiful little festival! Parking spaces are along the river in town, and near the Rail Trail.


Warburton and its surrounding villages are known for their beautiful accommodation options.

Luxury guest house

Oscar's on the Yarra is a boutique local luxury guest house catering to families, couples and individuals.


Warburton Motel offers boutique motel accommodation in a gorgeous garden setting within easy walking distance of Warburton Village.

Bed & Breakfast

Warburton region boasts a selection of beautiful local Bed & Breakfast options, such as the lush Hill ā€˜nā€™ Dale Farm Cottages, and local eco stay - The Canvas Barn B&B. Other delightful B&B suggestions are available here on the Visit Warburton page.


The Warburton Holiday Park offers cabins, camping and caravan sites along the banks of the Yarra River.

FindACamp lists free and paid camp grounds within 25kms of Warburton here.

Air BnB

Warburton Airbnb listings can be found here.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Check out the local cafe culture along the Main Street, wander along the winding River Walk criss-crossing the river with quaint little bridges, cycle along the Rail Trail or picnic on the banks of the Yarra.

Visit Warburton have a selection of Things To Do in Warburton and the surrounding area between your favourite festival sets! Think bush walks, river swims and picnics.